A LUSAKA business executive has sued a prophet, Elijah Chali, for allegedly failing to pay more than K45,000 borrowed to televise his prophetic miracles under Healing Voice Ministries.
Mboozi Mubitelela has sued the prophet together with a church member, Beatrice Malambo, as she was the one being sent to collect the money.
The plaintiff claimed that the defendants first borrowed US$2,700 and K18,000 cash to clear the television church airspace fees in 2014.
In the same year, before finishing paying for the first loan, Malambo and Prophet Chali got another loan amounting to K7,000 bringing the total amount to K52,000.
He said a meeting was then called after the payment, where Mr Mubitelela was informed that a group of pastors had been formed to ensure that all the funds owed were cleared.
The plaintiff said since May, last year, the pastors had only paid K30,000 towards the debt and were no longer communicating with him.
Mr Mubitelela said he tried to resolve the matter amicably, but the defendants had deliberately failed, neglected or refuse to pay the said money, thereby depriving the plaintiff the use of his money.
He said had he invested the money in his personal business, it would have generated reasonable profit and was now claiming that the court ordered the defendants to pay with interest.